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Views & Opinions

 
Our Members' Comments on Current Topics

Within our Company there is a vast well of knowledge and professional opinion, relating, for example, to the Economy and Present Day Management matters. Regularly, articles are published in our newsletters that highlight particular issues, views and opinion. These articles are gathered together here in reverse chronological order.

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The Company's Origins....

Have the Company objectives - as recorded in the 1992 minutes - been realised...?

BREXIT – Productivity and Patience....

Recent data from the ONS shows that since the financial crisis five sectors of the economy account for two thirds of the much-discussed decline in productivity growth. Strikingly these sectors only add up to some 11% of the economy.

 

The Committee on Exiting the European Union questions the Secretary of State, David Davis, on the progress of the Brexit negotiations - 25 October 2017

Purpose of the session:  This is the first oral evidence session of the Committee's inquiry into the progress of the UK’s negotiations on Brexit...

The Committee is interested in examining the following topics: -

Germany’s Election at the end of September was supposed to be dull..!   

 But now Angela Merkel has the complex task of forming a "Jamaica" coalition.  Rumours are proliferating about what happens next....

The inaugural Urwick Lecture: 11 September 2017

Professors Will Harvey and Tim Morris discuss their research, which focuses on how management consultancies can change their reputations...

"A great modern Livery Company can only be built from a lot of small things done well...”

It is in the last 1,000 years that we must look today to discover what it takes to be a great livery company for the next 1,000 years....

 

Changing The Way We Think About Change....

Change is a force to be recognised and there can be significant organisational consequences if its impacts are not managed, as the established 70% failure benchmark for change programmes illustrates only too well....

Is the motor finance market in 2017 heading in the same direction as the mortgage market in 2007...?

The size of the markets are very different, but there are certainly a number of similarities;  which should prompt firms to review the adequacy of their risk controls, and assess their exposure....

The apprenticeship prologues....

Technology facilitated the whole do-it-yourself trend and the desire for personalised services.  Could these and other factors change what the management consulting / accounting professions will eventually become...?

Understanding Customer 4.0 – the Customer led revolution....

A fourth generation of commerce, led by our younger and highly influential generations, where the customer is truly in control....

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